If you read the owner's manual I believe you will find that the 11-87 was designed to handle any load from field 1-1/8 ounce loads up thru 3" Magnums. If you are within that range I agree, it should work. My bet is you are below that.
If you shoot heavy loads with the silicone over the relief ports you will cause too much gas to push the action to the rear, possibly causing damage.
Remington makes cheap shells to sell to people who want to buy cheap shells. Most of the cheap dove loads I see annually are 1 ounce. They do not function in all semi autos, and neither do all the other shells that all manufacturers make. The light or low recoil shells are notoriously bad actors in some guns. Semi autos are the most ammo picky guns because of their design. Because of the propensity of shooters shooting lower powered loads these days, the new 1100 Sporting models have larger gas ports are are designed to only be used with shells up to 1-1/8 ounce field loads. But they will handle just about anything I have seen on the low end.
What could have happened... did.